May 28, 2022

Hymn for the Hurting

A poem by Amanda Gorman with illustration by Angie Wang

An illustration of two figures embracing in grief

May 26, 2022

Everytown for Gun Safety

Everytown advocates for gun safety measures in state legislatures across the US, providing a breakdown of laws by state alongside a list of solutions. It's hard to think of anything else.

A group of women with signs protesting lax gun laws in America

The Night in Bloom

I'd love to visit the Praise Show Art Gallery in Brookline to see Oliver Jeffers latest paintings and get lost in the stars

A painting of colorful galaxies and stars

The New Walden

A hardcover edition of Thoreau’s book, annotated, designed and illustrated.

A book with a design that has these words on the cover "Henry David Thoreau - When I wrote the following pages, or rather the bulk of them, Ilived alone, in the woods, a mile from any neighbor, in a house which Thad built myself, on the shore of Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, and earned my living by the labor of my hands only. I lived there two years and two months. At present I am a sojourner in civilized life again."

May 25, 2022

Zander Moricz’s curly hair

Florida high school class president Zander Moricz was told by his school that they would cut his microphone if he said “gay” in his grad speech, so he replaced gay with “having curly hair.” 👏👏👏

May 24, 2022

1940’s NYC

Between 1939 and 1941, the Works Progress Administration collected photographs of most buildings in the five boroughs of New York City. Here they are digitized and tagged by Julian Boilen. / via Yewknee

Photo of the stock exchange in NYC in the 40's with a digital overhead map of the area


It's like Zoom, but funner apparently, breaking out of boxes and adding filters, music, and games.

A whacky circle of videos with filters for video conferencing

Shyness of the crown

I've seen this before but saving in hopes I remember this phenomenon. Gaps in the treetops curb the spread of insects, parasitic vines, or infectious disease and improve access to light. (Postnote: Likely saw this on Kottke years ago)

Looking up at trees from below where their canopy forms complex shapes but never touch

Great Biking Cities

And which trails to ride in Copenhagen, Bogotá, New York City, Paris, Washington, D.C., Geneva, San Francisco / via Belong

Two folks bike on a bridge in Paris on a sunny day

Circus alphabet by Corita Kent

Saw these prints scroll by and fell down a colorful rabbit hole. Learned a few things more about Kent in these additional footnotes, including insight behind the circus series.

Colorful prints by Corita Kent featuring letters from the alpha bet and circus imagery

Read books as a trampoline for the imagination

Dev Aujla when he regards his library each morning, (there are) "1100 different rooms that I could walk into." / via SwissMiss

Shelves in a home filled with books

May 23, 2022

Snakes of Wrath

Young Jerks sure can build momentum. This is one of the most striking landing pages for a future Kickstarter game I've seen.

An illustration of game tiles with red and black snake sections

May 21, 2022

TVA Multifunctional Computer

JK Captain made gorgeous renders of the desktop terminal in the Loki tv series. / via pb

A futuristic render of a retro computer with a circular CRT monitor and lots of colorful physical buttons, wires, knobs, switches and keyboard

May 20, 2022

Dave Rupert’s bookshelf

Tucking this sortable page of books read (or listened to) in my virtual folder of personal website inspiration. / via a secret RSS post in a roundabout way

Screencap of the bookshelf section of Dave Rupert's personal website

May 19, 2022

Jean Jullien Monograph

I'd display this book with the cover exposed. It's so delightful. And then there's the insides!

An orange book with cover with a minimal illustration of a face with a bright and curious expression

May 18, 2022

Bionic Reading

The most concise parts of words are set in bold which, in theory, guides the eye and increases comprehension. Intrigued to try this with longer text. / via @LukesBeard

A block of text where the first few letters of each word is set in a bold

May 17, 2022

2022 Brand New Conference

Mesmerized by the dynamic type. The introduction of variables to typography is opening up some many wonderful doors. But this? This is a Whole. 'Nother. Level. More details about the identity.

expressive parts of letters set in red on a bright teal background

The final dance in Dirty Dancing

...but they’re dancing to The Muppet Show theme tune. / thanks for the bright spot Doug

A woman in a white tulle dress is lifted above a male dancer with her arms outstretched

May 16, 2022

Whimbrel Stamp Alphabet (and font)

Alex Tomlinson developed a font based on a 1940's Bird Lore magazine and a set of stamps to boot.

A bird for each letter of the alphabet illustrated on different stamps

May 13, 2022

Yann Kebbi Sketches a Mike Mills Movie

For his film C'mon C'mon, Mills engaged French artist Yann Kebbi to roam freely around the sets and draw whatever he wanted. I need to see this movie and these drawings are lovely. / via Alan Jacobs

A loose colorful sketch of people dancing through Los Angeles